Enduring The Badge

Enduring The Badge

The truth of First Responders survival on and off duty. Their personal accounts of how witnessing so much tragedy has taken a toll on their lives. Hear from their families about how it's impacted them. Learn how each of them have overcame these difficult times and personal insight.

The show is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund with 31 years of service behind the badge. He will be drawing upon his own personal experience of surviving those dark times and thoughts of suicide. Jerry is dedicated to empowering his fellow man to take action on their own mental and physical health.

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What's it like being deployed as a Wildland Firefighter?

Sept. 8, 2021

Have you ever wondered what its like to be away from home fighting fires for weeks at a time, leaving your wife and kids behind? In this episode on Enduring the Badge Podcast, we will be talking about my wildland deployment …

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First Responder Sleep Recovery

Aug. 18, 2021

In this episode, we discuss.. How First Responder Sleep Recovery started (1:40) “ Sean, how did how did she inspire you to like move forward to create this, this company in on this get on this journey of helping first respon…

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Disabled Military Veteran To Entrepreneur

Aug. 11, 2021

In this episode, we discuss.. Justin’s military life and when did he realized that he wanted to excel other than military service. (1:35) Justin’s job in Intel and starting up his first ever computer repair business (5:03) H…

A Police Widow's Story Of Tragic Loss And Redeeming Love

Aug. 4, 2021

In this episode, we discuss... April’s tragic experiences as she faced the death of her husband and six months later, the destruction of their house due to flood (1:22) “I think in that moment, I was so numb, you know, I did…

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Do More - Firefighter Corey Sierra

July 22, 2021

In this episode, we discuss... Who is Corey Sierra and his life in the Navy before he became a firefighter (3:29) "My time in the navy, I am so grateful for but it made me realize that you have to do what you love." (5:03) H…

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Building First Responders Resilience - Alex Jabr

July 15, 2021

Alexandra Jabr, EMT-P, began her EMS career in 2003 and holds a master’s degree in death, grief, and bereavement. She is an adjunct faculty in the EMS department at Victor Valley College and currently completing her doctorat…

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Do Your Job- Carney Strong

July 7, 2021

Lillian Carney is the President and Executive Director for the Carney Strong Initiative. She joined the non-profit organization in 2018 to honor the memory of her husband, Battalion Chief Josh Carney, who lost his battle wit…

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How to Have The Hard Conversations- Rayne Gray, Fireground Fitness Podcast

June 23, 2021

Rayne Gray has been a Firefighter for over 23 years, working in every rank and currently serving as a Division Chief for the City of Phoenix. He is the host of the Fireground Fitness podcast, a US Marine veteran, an avid out…

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